How do you know if occupational therapy is working?

Well, I pull out my crystal ball—no, I’m kidding! Actually, it is not an exact science. Occupational therapy is one of those things that is very individualized, and our families often ask me, “How long are we going to be in therapy? How do I know therapy is working?”...

Gyms For Children With Special Needs

When parents of children with special needs come in to our gym they often ask me, “What is the purpose of all this equipment? What purpose does it serve?” In pediatrics it’s really important to remember that it’s all about play! We do occupational therapy through...

Birthday Party Planning for Children with Special Needs

This topic came as a special request from one of our Facebook fans who has seen some of our videos. The topic is, “How do I handle birthday parties?” This is an excellent request because it’s a very important subject. For our typically developing children, birthday...